What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a wide range of activities that are designed to create pleasure and amusement. It can take the form of any number of events ranging from a single private entertainment experience chosen from an enormous array of pre-recorded products; to banquets adapted for two; to the performance of works intended for thousands. It has become strongly associated with fun and laughter, although it can also have a serious purpose as in ceremonies, religious festivals, or satire.

Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as an activity understood objectively, that encompasses communication between text and audience from external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires the existence of an audience and occurs in a passive form.